HGC is a network of churches, organizations, pastors and leaders committed to the mission of expanding the Kingdom by transforming communities and the world through and for Christ.
HGC is engaging churches & leaders to multiply.
As a leader, you have to burn this into the frame of how you think: Culture trumps EVERYTHING! One of the biggest mistakes I’ve made is allowing leaders to continue to act in dysfunctional ways in my organization longer than I should have because they were key or high producing leaders. Confronting, transforming and/or ultimately removing these kinds of people is one of the key roles of the leadership chair. So why don’t we do it quickly and readily? A few reasons…
There’s no “I” in team. Ever heard that? It’s not true. There actually is. Maybe not in the spelling of the word, but certainly in the function of it. In fact, your “I” as a leader is an extremely important part of team.
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HGC enabled our church to quickly determine the path needed to restore health and vitality. Assessing the emotional quotient for the leadership cleared the way for God to move quickly in bringing about His will for many individuals but also for the body. Everything they did confirmed what God was already telling me in my heart needed to be done. I appreciate not only their wisdom but their encouragement as they continue to walk this journey of faith with us.
HGC helped our leadership team see things we were unable to see even though they were right in front of us. They have a deep bench of outstanding leadership experience to draw from and are Mission focused. Their recommendations were actionable and, nine months later, have put our church on a healthy path I would not have imagined.
When referring to multiplication, how can we change the conversation from “should we" to “how can we?” While we are in the beginning stages, this conversation is already taking shape as we begin to gather cultivating congregations. As the conversation changes so will the culture and we owe this to the work of HGC. HGC has proven their commitment to walk alongside of us, through the complexity, and identify solutions that fit the needs of our churches.
As a young pastor (at least I think I am), I am excited to see this shift. I'm in! I am excited that we are returning to the model of "church" which is modeled in the book of Acts: a model that, at its core, has a holy passion of reaching our world for Christ. Thanks for demonstrating courageous leadership.